Too much shade?

Use the shade for seating, trash stop, or pet walk.

Properties with mature trees where roots and shade make an impossible medium for grass to grow make  ideal settings for pet walks, park benches, and  strategic placements of litter and pet waste receptacles to help keep the neighborhood clean.  Smart use of hardscape can reduce irrigation waste.

Gravel mulch, stone path, park bench in parking island
Patio sitting area and small bed
Plenty of seating for company